Baby Antibiotics Hastings NE

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Dr. Janet Sue Weedin Howe
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave Ste 120
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

Nebraska Urology Center PC - OFC Hastings Medical
(402) 462-5109
2115 North Kansas Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Reimer Curtis D MD
(402) 463-2423
1021 West 14th Street
Hastings, NE
 
Bowen V Richard MD
(402) 463-2431
2115 North Kansas Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Mastin Robert L MD
(402) 463-2423
1021 West 14th Street
Hastings, NE
 
Central Nebraska Neurology
(402) 463-1250
2727 West 2nd Street Suite 340
Hastings, NE
 
Amy Kathryn Anderson
(402) 461-5263
715 N Saint Joseph Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Damico Charles F MD FACS - OFC Hastings Medical Pa
(402) 462-5109
2115 North Kansas Avenue
Hastings, NE
 
Kristen Johnson, MD
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave Ste 103
Hastings, NE
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1994

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Dr. Kenneth Allen Zoucha
(402) 463-6828
2115 N Kansas Ave
Hastings, NE
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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